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Holistic Activist Communities

April 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SCPA Basement
2149 Mackay St.
Holistic Activist Communities @ SCPA Basement

Goal: To think together through the aspiration of holistic activist communities
What does it take to keep our activist communities from burning out? What practices are needed to sustain our movements? Come join us for a vibrant discussion about how as individuals and as movements we’re mending fractures and building interdependencies. This workshop will dive into theory and practice around building strong and healthy movement ecosystems, and creating cultures of emergence and nurturance.
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Facilitators Bio:

Jen Gobby recently completed her PhD at McGill as part of the Economics for the Anthropocene partnership and is now a postdoctoral researcher at Concordia. She organizes with Climate Justice Montreal and has spent the last 5 years doing research with the climate justice, anti-pipeline and Indigenous land defense movements to think together about how we can build more powerful movements towards decolonizing and decarbonizing Canada. She is the founder of the MudGirls Natural Building Collective, did a term in office on the local government, lived-off-the- grid for a decade and did a stint traveling with a sustainability-themed circus troupe! Her book More Powerful Together: Conversations with Climate Activists and Indigenous Land Defenders is coming out in May 2020 published by Fernwood Press.

Brett Cox is a settler originally from so called ‘Brantford, Ontario’, passionate about reconciliaction, climate justice, and finding ways to foster cultural disillusioning amongst the status quo. After finishing a masters’ in globalization at McMaster in the summer of 2018, Brett made his way to so called ‘Montreal’ to pursue a graduate diploma in community economic development at Concordia. Completing his graduate diploma in August 2019, he now works as the internal coordinator for Sustainable Concordia, helping to manifest a sustainable culture at Concordia and beyond, in all the beautiful and intersectional ways sustainability is embodied.



This event is happening as a part of Sustain’Alive, a weeklong event series centred on activism, society, and the planet.


Montreal, traditional name Tiohtià:ke is located on unceeded Indigenous territory. It has historically been a meeting place for many nations, with the Kanien’kehá:ka as the stewards. We encourage you to reflect on your current and historical relationship to this land.


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